Learning through afterschool is linked to narrowing the achievement gap. This presentation is an introduction to how Ignite Afterschool supports the afterschool field to use data to strengthen programs and make a positive difference for young people. Making Meaning of Multiple Datasets (M3) is an engaging, deliberate and participatory process tool that has been developed by a partnership of Out-of-School Time organizations in Minnesota that have a passion for high quality programming and capacity building. We will share how M3 creates excitement around data utilization and continues towards action planning for continuous program improvement (CPI).
Attendees can expect to learn about Ignite Afterschool – Minnesota’s Afterschool Network, the M3 Process of evaluation capacity building for programs to utilize data, and how to support organizations as they begin a CPI cycle.
A light lunch will be provided.
Eric Billiet is the Minnesota Department of Education’s (MDE) Expanded Learning Specialist. Included in his duties are administration of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant competition process and coordinating grant recipient technical assistance and professional development. Eric has a background in youth civic engagement and consequently is the liaison to the Minnesota Alliance with Youth to facilitate the Minnesota Youth Council’s Student Advisory Committee to MDE.
Eric was an inaugural Policy Fellow in the White-Riley-Peterson Fellowship at the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership at Furman University in 2012 and has remained involved as faculty since.
Eric is also a community lecturer for the University Of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development School of Social Work’s Youth Studies program.
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